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Next MDAO Football Meeting August 20

Thank you to everyone who put in the effort to attend the annual MDAO Football Kick Off meeting last Saturday. The season is fast approaching and our next football meeting is scheduled for:
Monday August 20 at 6:30pm
Birmingham Groves High School
20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025
We’ll be in the little theater. Enter on the west side of the school.
Please remember that one of the requirements to be tournament eligible is be a member in good standing with a local approved association. If you did not get a chance to register with us, you can register at the meeting on Monday or print a copy for mailing with your dues by clicking the following link:
As a reminder, we’ve been advised by MHSAA to clear out our members in good standing for each sport every year. To be considered a member in good standing with the MDAO for a sport, remember to 1) pay your dues, 2) submit an updated registration form (even if your information has not changed) and 3) attend at least two meetings in each sport you officiate.
If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com
Thanks for all your hard work and we look forward to working with everyone this upcoming year.

Coaches & Officials Football Meeting Reminder

Don’t forget this Saturday is the annual
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Football Clinic!
Saturday August 11th at 9:00am
Birmingham Groves High School
20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025
In the big theater on the East side of the high school.
Check in begins at 8:00am.
Rules presentation for coaches and officials by Nate Hampton
Dr. Kevin Do discusses the importance of preventing head trauma
Discussion with Athletic Director Greg Michaels from South Lyon East
Breakout sessions led by: Mike Shogan, Greg Santilli, Norm Gozalka, Aaron Woodbury, Will McKoy, Brian Gurwin,Gaylon Williams, Phil Hicks, Dave Stein & Jason Zimmerman
Officiating gear available for purchase from:
Purchase Officials
Correct Call
KV Sports
Look forward to seeing you there!
More information including association registration forms at:
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials
or email us at:
metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com

MDAO Football Clinic August 11th

Please join us for the annual Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Football Clinic
Saturday August 11th at 9:00am
Birmingham Groves High School
20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025
Rules presentation for coaches and officials by Nate Hampton
Officiating gear available for purchase from:
Purchase Officials
Correct Call
KV Sports
Look forward to seeing you there!

Uyl To Serve As MHSAA’s Next Executive Director

Mark Uyl’s impact on educational athletics has stretched from his hometown across this state and our country as a teacher, coach, administrator and one of the nation’s most respected voices in sport officiating. The Caledonia native and assistant director for the Michigan High School Athletic Association over the last 14 years is now charged with leading the Association as it continues in the work he has championed for two decades.

Read more here:
https://secondhalf.mhsaa.com/All-News/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/7228/Uyl-to-Serve-as-MHSAAs-Next-Executive-Director

Please help us congratulate Mark as the new MHSAA Executive Director

Officials for Kids 12th Annual Golf Outing

Officials for Kids
12th Annual Golf Outing
Sunday, June 24th, 2018
Warren Valley Golf Course
26116 W Warren St, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
9:00AM Shotgun Start
 Plan to be at Golf Course at 8:00AM to check in
4-person scramble – All abilities welcome!
$90 per person includes:
•18 holes of golf with cart
•Sit down buffet follows
•Door prizes for everyone
For over 12 years, the Officials for Kids outing has been one of the most affordable and most pleasurable golf outings for golfers, officials, coaches and friends of high school athletics; and we are always trying to improve the quality of that golfing experience. From once-a-year players to avid golfer, everyone thoroughly enjoys the atmosphere generated at this fine golf course. We are looking forward to another fantastic event to benefit the charity. Last year this event raised over $4,500 for Beaumont Children’s Hospital!  Thank you for your support!
100% of proceeds will benefit:
Beaumont Children’s Hospital
If you need further information or directions to the golf course, please contact:
Joe McCormick 734-558-7256,  joemac615@comcast.net
Bob Williams   313-919-3609  robert.williams@uofdjesuit.org
To secure your tee time, click here for the registration form and send it with full payment to:
Joe McCormick, 23948 Montague Drive, Brownstown Twp, MI 48134
Make checks payable to United Federation of Officials or “UFO”

Time Change for Last Baseball/Softball Meeting

This coming Monday night April 30th will be our last MDAO baseball/softball meeting.

Due to a scheduling conflict baseball will be at 6:30pm and softball will start at 7:30pm.

As always, we are at
Birmingham Groves High School 20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025
in the cafeteria (West entrance).
Monday April 30th – 6:30pm/7:30pm
See you Monday night!
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

MHSAA 20, 30, 40, 45 & 50-YEAR OFFICIALS

These local football, basketball and softball/baseball officials on this list will receive their 20, 30, 40, 45 or 50-year service awards at the 39th annual Officials’ Awards & Alumni Banquet at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, in East Lansing on May 5, 2018. A sincere congratulations to everyone!
20 YEAR OFFICIALS
Berkley – Charles Dzwigalski (MDAO)
Bloomfield Hills – Matthew T McDermott (MDAO)
Canton – Jay S Obsniuk
Canton – Keith R Jungquist
Clinton Township – Devlin D Bell
Clinton Township – Steven N Price
Commerce Township – Rob Witherspoon
Detroit – DaCory S Cooper
Detroit – Lamard H Howell
Detroit – Rickie M Miller (MDAO)
Detroit – Duane J Threatt
Grosse Pointe Woods – Bob Blair
Highland Park – Anthony C Ball
Livonia – Michael R Fenbert (MDAO)
Oak Park – Wheeler A Winslow (Tee)
Ortonville – Robert A Eisiminger Jr. (MDAO)
Pontiac – Peter T Long (MDAO)
Rochester Hills – Angelo P Matera
Southfield – Timothy J Adams
Southfield – John H Barnhill III (MDAO)
Southgate – Gregory S St John
Spring Arbor – Michael D Raffin
Sterling Heights – Daniel M Kellogg
Sterling Heights – Raymond E Lemanski (MDAO)
Troy – Shane F Bies (MDAO)
Walled Lake – Larry E Wilinski
Warren – Dennis W Donald
Warren – Gary L Wagenschutz (MDAO)
West Bloomfield Twp – Charles O Redden (MDAO)
30 YEAR OFFICIALS
Allen Park – Timothy Turgyan
Dearborn Heights – Andrew T Sitarski
Detroit – Nikito K Merchant
Detroit – Walter R Strong Sr. (MDAO)
Milford – Douglas A Flees
Northville – Lee A Scafidi (MDAO)
Plymouth – David J Workman (MDAO)
Southgate – Reginald E Smith (MDAO)
Warren – Malcolm D Pennington III (MDAO)
Washington – Thomas J Polite
West Bloomfield – Daniel Camarena (MDAO)
Westland – Gary S Gaspas (MDAO)
Westland – William J Strang
Wixom – Charles A Phillipson (MDAO)
40 YEAR OFFICIALS
Berkley – Charles A Tyrrell
Grosse Pointe Park – Joseph M Macksoud (MDAO)
Madison Heights – Joseph E Marcinkowski (MDAO)
Novi – James S Kowalczyk
Roseville – Robert W Iwasko Sr.
Shelby Township – Michael R Gentry
Sterling Heights – Jack Abbate Jr.
Taylor – Clayton S Conner
Trenton – Richard B Weiss
45 YEAR OFFICIALS
Canton – David H Mattingly
South Lyon – Richard M Gibson (MDAO)
Trenton – Frank Jaskula
50 YEAR OFFICIALS
Dearborn – Eugene L Smith
Lake Orion – G. Timothy Curtis
Let us know if missed anyone!

First MDAO Baseball/Softball Meeting

Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend!
Monday night is our first MDAO baseball/softball meeting.
First time listed is for baseball.
As always, we are at Birmingham Groves High School 20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025 in the little theater (West entrance).
Monday April 2nd – 6:30pm/7:30pm
Please be prompt because we plan to stay on time and be home for the game!

2018 Metro Detroit Football Officials Clinic Save the Date!

Save the Date!

June 23, 2018
2018 Metro Detroit Football Officials Clinic

7 Man High School Mechanics During 7 v 7 Passing Camp
Cost: $65 (includes: On Field Evaluations, Classroom Breakout Sessions, T-Shirt and Lunch)

For more information contact: Gaylon Williams refereegaylon@gmail.com

Learn 7 Man high school mechanics from officials in the following leagues:
NFL – B1G – MAC – MVFC – SWAC -CFO WEST (Big XII, MWC, Southland) GLIAC – MIAA – MHSAA